ChE Assistant Professor Secures Grant for CAMD Cleanroom
BATON ROUGE – Thanks to LSU Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Kevin McPeak, LSU’s Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD) Cleanroom will soon house a bevy of state-of-the-art nanofabrication and characterization equipment.
McPeak recently secured a Louisiana Board of Regents Departmental Enhancement Grant for $907,000 to be distributed over a five-year period. It was one of three awarded by the BoR across the entire state, with McPeak’s being the only one awarded to LSU.
The CAMD Cleanroom is a campus-wide, multi-user facility cost center that offers instrumentation and technical support for device fabrication and characterization. It supports the micro- and nanofabrication of a diverse range of mechanical, electronic, and optical devices for scientists and engineers from Louisiana universities, as well as distinguished scientists from national and international institutions.
The new equipment will serve 17 investigators in the Institute for Advanced Materials (IAM) who represent five different departments—chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical and industrial engineering.
“The requested equipment will enhance the ability of graduate students and faculty in the IAM, and throughout LSU, to perform advanced device and materials fabrication,” McPeak said. “Improving the capabilities of LSU’s [CAMD] Cleanroom will ultimately increase the competitiveness of LSU investigators for national funding and provide students with cutting-edge research skills.
“The service that this grant provides is for the existing faculty, but beyond that, it will be a great tool for faculty and student recruitment,” McPeak said.
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